Publication Date

Spring 4-10-2012

School

School of Communication

Major

Visual Communication Arts--Teacher Certification [PROPOSED FOR NEXT YEAR]

Primary Subject Area

Sociology, Organizational; Psychology, Social; Fine Arts; Design and Decorative Arts; Architecture

Keywords

Art, Workspace, Visual Communication, Communication, Painting, Architecture

Disciplines

Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Fine Arts | Graphic Communications | Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Interior Architecture | Organizational Behavior and Theory | Organizational Communication | Place and Environment | Social Psychology

Abstract

Art in its various forms and applications has always been a part of the human experience. Art can be intrusive, thought provoking, or simply beautiful. Although art comes in many different styles and forms, art continues to capture our imagination. The purposes of this thesis are to discover how art affects human activity in the workplace as well as the qualities that make artwork in the workplace successful. Based on the findings of this study, artwork will be created for the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence at Liberty University in order to create a lively, creative environment. By using art intentionally, employers can create a physical workplace environment that influences subtle social contexts by communicating to the employees what the employers see as relevant, as important and as worthwhile.